Category Archives: Things to Do

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Sanibel Island is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Florida. The white sand beaches of Sanibel Island, along with its laid back atmosphere make the island nothing short of a holiday paradise. Aside from lounging on the beach and paddling in the crystal-clear waters, there’s plenty of other activities to try while on Sanibel. One of our... Read More »

Sanibel Sea School Day Program

Traveling with young children is never easy. While it can be tons of fun spending a few days with your little ones playing on the beach and soaking up the hot Florida sunshine, after a little while, you may start yearning for some peace and quiet. Luckily, there are a few excellent children’s programs on Sanibel Island. Your child will... Read More »

lighthouse beach in sanibel

Visit Lighthouse Beach Park

Lighthouse Beach Park is located off Periwinkle Way on the east side of Sanibel Island. Many visitors to the area fall in love with it so much that they find their very own Sanibel vacation home from VIP Realty so that they can enjoy this little slice of heaven more often! Lighthouse Beach Park is the perfect island destination for... Read More »

sanibel captiva exhibit

Learn about the Area at Captiva Island Historical Society’s History Gallery

If you’re visiting Sanibel Island for the first time, you may be curious to learn more about the area and its rich history. After all, the island’s history is what made this special place what it is today.  Captiva Island, which is just a short drive from Sanibel Island, has a fascinating story to tell, and it’s one that’s tied... Read More »

take classes on your sanibel island vacation

Looking for a Fun Class or Workshop in Sanibel to Further Your Skills?

Sanibel is the perfect place for a quaint Florida getaway. This little-known vacation destination perfectly combines comfort and luxury, with attractions for every interest from food to shopping to culture and more. Come experience the gorgeous white sand beaches, indulge in fresh seafood, or stroll through nature to spot some of the most beautiful Florida flowers. If you’re looking to... Read More »

Sanibel Island boat tour

5 Things to Know About Boating in Sanibel Before You Begin

Whether you’re into yoga, pickleball, or kayaking, boating is usually a Sanibel favorite. Boating is a blast! So what is it about boating that is so universally loved and what can you expect when you’re out on the ocean? We cover the top 5 things to know about boating before you grab your sea legs and venture out from your... Read More »

seashell display

How to Create a Seashell Collection Display

Collecting take-home seashell souvenirs represents the essence of your beach vacation experience. Seashell collectors roam the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, on the lookout for that perfect and intact specimen. Sanibel and Captiva seashell collecting is a popular activity for numerous reasons- anyone can do it and you never know what you’ll find! While seashell collecting is fun, seashell organizing... Read More »

Milkweed a popular flower in Florida

Top 10 Flowers to Identify in Florida

If you’re thinking about moving to a new area, it might be fun to identify the local flora and fauna, which is what this article is all about. It also might be fun to vacation in the area to try it on for size – and see the wildlife and plant life up close and personal. Sanibel and Captiva Islands... Read More »

Bird watching at the Sanibel Gardens Preserve

Tips for Bird Watching Near Sanibel and Captiva

If you are planning a vacation to the Sanibel and Captiva, chances are you are an avid bird watcher. While many folks will choose to go to the Ding Darling refuge, a reserve abundant with bald eagles, there is so much more one can get out of their ventures in bird watching in areas like Center Tract, Bailey Tract, Sanibel... Read More »

Sunset by the Sanibel Lighthouse

3 Must-See Attractions in Sanibel Island

The serene landscape of Sanibel and Captiva Islands is home to some of the most iconic vacation destinations in North America. Gone are the days of Florida as a dated vacation destination for retirees to sit out and get old and wrinkly in the sun. With temperature highs of 89 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 74 from May to September,... Read More »